I've left Bethlehem, and I feel free. I've left the girl I was supposed to be, and some day I'll be born.
The monsters are in your own head
I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.
Far away, to an infinite world I escape. I'm clear and calm, I'm unafraid. Sunless days, in my sheltered milkyway. In Saturn's rings I feel no pain.
For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
Just watching my cats can make me happy.
The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud.
It's me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence.
I am not the person who is singing
I am the silent one inside. . . .
I am not my house, my car, my songs
They are only stops along my way. . . .
I am searching for the truth. Somewhere, it's in the music.
You make me feel like a candy apple, red and horny.
At the age of 15 months my daughter was diagnosed with very bad asthma, and essentially I put my career on hold for a good eight years.
If not for music, I would probably be a very frustrated scientist. It's one way to answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?' I feel music answers it better.
Welcome to the church of me.
I like doing the crossword puzzle in the New York Times, not watching E! on TV.
I like women who can throw a ball and laugh loud and have some spine, and I like men who don't mind cooking dinner.
I see my albums as working diaries, as living scrapbooks of me and my life.
I struggled with being in the public eye, losing my anonymity when my star rose quickly in the late 90's. But I need the challenge of showing up and getting up there to spill my guts and connect with my loyal folks.
I think of my shows as family reunions. I give 100% every time. I just do. It's a huge therapeutic release. Also I love my touring family. And I love my audiences very much.
I was curious and hungry at a young age, and jazz was such a mystery to me, an ocean where you can express yourself in the moment. It represented freedom, it represented wearing wings and going somewhere with music.
I want to sit with my legs wide open and laugh so loud that the whole damn restaurant turns and looks at me.
I'd love to act. I feel that it's another naked, mysterious challenge, like jazz. It kind of intrigues me in the same way.
I'm accepting I'm not living that younger, dreamed version of myself in the big city.
Hitler's brothers are on the rise, they're wearing everyday disguises.
I wore Nietzsche's eyes. Now that I step back to see, I haven't been me.
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